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Tvov

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Posted: 08/01/21 05:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The "3 day minimum" is interesting... usually, when we've reserved campsites, it is "per night".

First time we ran into "per day" was at a county run campground in New Jersey.

So, for a weekend camping trip Friday-Saturday-Sunday, instead of paying for 2 nights, you pay for 3 days (no matter when you arrive or leave).

I don't know how common that is.

As to the price... well, this is Connecticut. I always expect to pay at least $50 a night if there are any hookups, with septic closer to $100.


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Posted: 08/01/21 06:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Turning Stone in NY has a 3 day minimum, I think we have come across others but just don't remember them

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Was camping 75 away from Glaicer National park, stopped at a rv park very close to the entrance, asked about a site to fit my 40 ft MH? Nope none this year, and only 8 nights for next year, not all in a row, 3 days then 5 days in different months. I asked the rates? $197.50 per night at this years rate, but expect it to go up about 10% for next year. Decided I didn't need to return next year at rates like that. Will find another part of the country to visit.


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Posted: 08/01/21 10:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Outside National Parks is always a special case. Major parks anyway. And the east side of GNP is worse than most since most of that land is indian reservation, not even any boondocking.


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My huge complaint is with government owned parks (usfs, blm, etc.) selling out to concessionaires. Instead of doing their job of running their campgrounds they sell out to the highest bidder for quick cash and leave us to the mercy of their own rules and regulations.

Like>>>>

It makes me furious when I have to pay extra to use the dump station when I am already paying full price for a campsite. (Canyon Ferry Lake & Strawberry Reservoir)

Or being told that my Senior Access Pass is only good certain days of the week or not good in double campsites. (Strawberry Reservoir)

I hate them.

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We usually don't stay in commercial campgrounds for 2 reasons. 1 the high cost and 2 they jam you together. We much prefer state and federal campgrounds. And if you're 62 or older,the Senior Pass gets you a 50% discount on camping in all federal campgrounds ( National Parks, Army Corps of Engineers,BLM and Forest Service). We stayed at one in Arkansas that cost us $7.50 a night with water and electric! That was the cheapest but others are very reasonable.Usually Less than $20 a night with the pass. And they are nice campgrounds. Most we stayed at had at least electric hookups and some water and electric. A few have full hookups. The campgrounds are much more scenic too. State Parks vary depending on the state. Any where from $18 to $49 a night. So skip the commercial campgrounds and save money.

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Mayor30 wrote:

We usually don't stay in commercial campgrounds for 2 reasons. 1 the high cost and 2 they jam you together. We much prefer state and federal campgrounds. And if you're 62 or older,the Senior Pass gets you a 50% discount on camping in all federal campgrounds ( National Parks, Army Corps of Engineers,BLM and Forest Service). We stayed at one in Arkansas that cost us $7.50 a night with water and electric! That was the cheapest but others are very reasonable.Usually Less than $20 a night with the pass. And they are nice campgrounds. Most we stayed at had at least electric hookups and some water and electric. A few have full hookups. The campgrounds are much more scenic too. State Parks vary depending on the state. Any where from $18 to $49 a night. So skip the commercial campgrounds and save money.


Federal campgrounds here in California tend not to have any hookups, so factor in regional differences.


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Federal campgrounds here in California tend not to have any hookups, so factor in regional differences.


That's normal across the country, a few do, most do not.

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agesilaus wrote:

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Federal campgrounds here in California tend not to have any hookups, so factor in regional differences.


That's normal across the country, a few do, most do not.



Some Fed CG's now have a section with E/W ... Vendors installed and run it and don't allow the senior discount. It gives discount on the site, but then adds $10 for E/W ... Tetons is one example, Everglades another. Altho we were in Tetons about six or seven years ago ... and Everglades three years ago. Not sure how either one is run now, or the fees.


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